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Ewing Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you're willing to earn your place then it's definitely the place to be!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate
    Current Employee - Corporate

    I have been working at Ewing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The largest family owned business in it's industry that's been around for over 90 years. The owners are always thinking 10 years down the line to grow the business while allowing executive management deal with the daily operations as a successful corporation does.

    Ewing has provided ample opportunities to it's employees who not necessarily does it best but the person who does the right thing when no one is looking. Most of the executive staff started as delivery drivers as I have and if you are eager and hungry enough you will be successful. Since the company promotes from within, entry level employees can easily relate to anyone since they're senior was once in their place.

    Cons

    It's hard to say what working a lot being a "con," if you're willing put in more time than others you will succeed. If you chose to just clock in and do your 8 hours then you will be left behind by other hungry employees who are able to see an opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A 3rd generation family run business redefines service and education excellence in landscaping and irrigation.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ewing as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The love of a family, the dedication to business and personal growth

    Cons

    A tough industry to innovate within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the efforts to decentralize and empower field team, it is inspirational to see this talent promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    The best job I have ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Ewing full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ewing really tries to promote from within and gives employees the best training available. If you are willing to relocate there is opportunity for any employee of value. The management that I dealt with gave you all the room you could ask for which is good if you are a self starter. I will compare all future jobs with Ewing!!

    Cons

    It is growing fast, so changing fast. If you are not a go with the flow person this can be intimidating, but this is also creating a lot of opportunities for the best and brightest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to lose the family feel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    You'd better be a member of the fraternity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ewing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They throw lots of money at you if they are trying to recruit you, and seem very welcoming.

    Cons

    When they get what they want from you, not so much. You'd better be a yes man and not make any waves or challenge the status quo no matter how stupid, counterproductive, or antiquated it may seem. Only management positions pay anything. Counter salespeople make very little for what is expected. Branch managers are responsible for EVERYTHING and must attend a ridiculous amount of meetings and participate in an equally ridiculous amount of promotions, merchandising "contests", etc. Not to mention the team building events. (laughable). Their biggest team building activity is to supply alcohol to everyone at the conventions. Whoopie. You can only move up if you are willing to relocate or travel extensively. Or are a big butt kisser. Take your pick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not that they would consider any advice, but that is exactly what they need to do. Listen to other people who just may know something. Just because your last name is York, doesn't mean you don't have things to learn. There is no work-life balance. Ewing wants to be involved in every single aspect of a person's life. Some of us want a job and a home life, and like to keep them separate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The best and most dedicated people in the landscape/irrigation industry are at Ewing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Ewing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Industry leading education and training opportunities are abundant. Corporate vision for advancing this 90+ year business into new markets while emphasizing sustainable practices. Dedication to employee well being. Company culture allows for plenty of opportunity for having a good time.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are less frequent than some may need and compensation levels, while fair, don't always match up with other industry employers. Internal training expectations are high but finding time to follow through is tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When the right people come along seeking to fill roles of key responsibility, be prepared to compensate them for their value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long time employee, Happy with ability to grow and learn here.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ewing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company for someone looking for long term growth. Company has managed to grow and improve through even the worst of times. Good people and management, good at not micromanaging employees. Lots of training and education opportunities. Good long term plan, not standing pat on past successes.

    Cons

    May be challenging for people that dont like to be pushed. A lot is expected of employees, and if you dont buy in you might get passed over.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great family owned business!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Ewing full-time

    Pros

    Family owned. Treat employees very well. Large, stable company. Been in business since 1922.

    Cons

    Wages are a bit lower than they should be, but are somewhat offset with benefits. Long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall, not bad.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver/Counter
    Current Employee - Driver/Counter

    I have been working at Ewing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Family oriented, great training incentives, decent customer experience, nice benefits

    Cons

    Most advancement is with willingness to relocate, too much pressure on smaller branches to make big numbers, not enough pay for what you deal with day to day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add one more person to 3 man team (small branch) to better desperse stress

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place, with opportunities to advance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ewing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small branches and staff give you the ability to create a successful store using your own judgment and ideas. Lots of focus on training and education. Great environment for a long term employee. A lot of opportunities for advancement if you want to take them. Aggressive growth goals have created, and will lead to, tons of advancement opportunities. Pretty good benefit package especially if you are a long term employee. The company is really focused on great customer service.

    Cons

    Fast growth often leads to growing pains. Still sometimes a struggle to find a balance between growing the total number of branches and growing an individual branch. Being one of the highest priced distributors in the industry makes it a struggle to get new customers sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. It is hard to find a company with such a strong vision for the future and a company that values it's long term employees so much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ewing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The organization encourages collaboration between regions/employees. You always have the opportunity to meet employees from other regions/areas. Advancement opportunities are readily available and the company rewards tenure and training. We are also encouraged to treat the customers right and this is engrained in our company culture. This allows for freedom to do what's necessary for our customer.

    Cons

    As the company continues to grow in size and sales, we sometimes get bombarded with new policies, procedures and operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage training and to keep the culture of Ewing alive and well. Even though we continue to grow, keep sight of where we started and that we are family owned.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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